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Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Has Park Goers Buzzing

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Has Park Goers Buzzing

Fans of the outdoors have been waiting years, but the newest state park in North Texas is one step closer to reality. Plans for the new Palo Pinto Mountains State Park will be unveiled Wednesday.

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016

Fire Ants Forced to Higher Ground By Heavy Rainfall

Fire Ants Forced to Higher Ground By Heavy Rainfall

Fire ants, usually in hiding underground during the hot and dry summer months, are more active right now because of higher than usual rainfall.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

Fourth of July Lake Goers: Beware of Invasive Species

Fourth of July Lake Goers: Beware of Invasive Species

Anyone with big plans to party on the lake in celebration of the Fourth should be aware of an invasive species that is taking over three more lakes in Texas.

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016

Feral Hogs Cause Damage in Flower Mound

Feral Hogs Cause Damage in Flower Mound

One Flower Mound property owner says wild hogs are causing a lot of damage, and he's worried the creatures could become more of a problem if they're left uncontrolled.

Monday, Jun 6, 2016

Gator Sightings Becoming More Common in North TX

Gator Sightings Becoming More Common in North TX

Gator sightings are common at Lake Worth and other areas across North Texas, but recent heavy rainfall and a growing population are leading to more people encountering the creatures.

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016

NTX Lake Hosts Global Cliff Diving Competition

NTX Lake Hosts Global Cliff Diving Competition

The third annual Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, a global high diving competition, will kick off their 2016 season right here in North Texas.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Lake Businesses Brace for Uncertain Season

Lake Businesses Brace for Uncertain Season

Some workers making a living off of North Texas lakes fear this summer season could quickly become a repeat of last year if rainy forecasts come true.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Lake and Boating Safety for Memorial Day Weekend

Lake and Boating Safety for Memorial Day Weekend

Stay safe while on the water this Memorial Day Weekend, with these safety tips.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Beatrix the Falcon Still Not Cleared To Fly

Beatrix the Falcon Still Not Cleared To Fly

More than two months after she arrived, a rare Peregrine falcon remains at the Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Hutchins.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Trail Could Bridge North, South Dallas Divide

Trail Could Bridge North, South Dallas Divide

For years southern Dallas residents have been waiting for the city to fulfill its promise to bring more hiking and biking trails to the area. The Trinity Forest Spine Trail could be the answer.

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Soldier Who Killed 5 Dallas Officers Showed PTSD Symptoms

Soldier Who Killed 5 Dallas Officers Showed PTSD Symptoms

The Army reservist who shot and killed five Dallas police officers last month showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from Afghanistan in 2014.

Officers Salute Remains Found in Dallas Creek

Officers Salute Remains Found in Dallas Creek

A body was recovered from a creek along the Trinity River Trail near the intersection of Oak Lawn Avenue and E. Levee Street.

UT Students Rally Against Gun Law With Sex Toys

UT Students Rally Against Gun Law With Sex Toys

Hundreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms.

Armed Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

Armed Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

Dallas police say a man was killed Wednesday after being shot by Dallas police following a traffic stop Wednesday morning.

Rescuers Search for Survivors in Italy Quake That Killed 247

Rescuers Search for Survivors in Italy Quake That Killed 247

Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors Thursday from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble. The death toll rose to 247, but the number...

Olympian Madison Kocian Arrives Home in North Texas

Olympian Madison Kocian Arrives Home in North Texas

Olympic gold medalist and North Texan Madison Kocian is arriving home from Rio Wednesday.